Say Anything

Say Anything

DVD - 2009 | Twentieth anniversary edition Widescreen edition.
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A young man, recently graduated from high school, wants only one thing: a date with a fellow graduate. The catch is she's beautiful, brilliant and headed to England to study, and all his friends and her father tell him she's way out of his league. When they fall in love anyway, the result is a funny, poignant and joyous celebration of first love.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Twentieth anniversary edition Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD TEEN SAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Lloyd and Diane have just graduated high school and started dating—but her father doesn't approve. A charming romantic comedy about first love.

In "Say Anything," Diane Court ("a brain...trapped in the body of a game show hostess") gives a graduation address that includes the following advice: "I've seen the future and all I can say is: go back."

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May 26, 2019

I love this movie for lots of reasons; John Cusack's amazing performance, the scenes of Seattle, John Mahoney's heartfelt portrayal of Diane Court's father, and just the storyline in general. A wonderful film that is very unique and still unmatched today.

Oct 06, 2018

This 80’s movie is by far one of the most iconic, classic, and best romantic movies that has ever been created. John Cusack, known as Lloyd Dobler in this movie, goes out of his way to capture the heart of a straight-A student that everyone in school lusts over. To his surprise, she feels the same way. I found this movie so heart-wrenching and emotional as it shows first-love and the desire to never be apart from the person that you want to be with. The chemistry between the two leads was phenomenal and the directing by Cameron Crowe really made things flourish. I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 22, 2017

ione sky is one fabulous babe. John Mahoney co-stars as her father. He went on to play Frazier's father, on tv. John Cuszack, from early in his long career, plays a kick-boxer before the rise of MMA. For more of his moves, see Gross Pointe Blanck. the film was written and directed by Cameron Crowe, before he did the same for ALMOST FAMOUS. can't comment on the genre film that it is: it's more intelligent than AMERICAN PIE, has a Chicago feel to it, though it's supposed to be in Seattle. the boombox held up on the cover makes it look more dated than it is. supposedly, this film reminds one of the stars, of ORDINARY PEOPLE's characterization and plot.

Jun 13, 2017

Nostalgic teen love.

Aug 16, 2016

Say Anything is a perfect coming-of-age movie. I wouldn't change a thing about it.

Jul 08, 2016

This particular disc is damaged and doesn't play well

Aug 27, 2014

Reminds me why I fell in love with John Cusack. oh-so 80' a good way!

Oct 15, 2013

Having never seen this the first time around, I saw this recently, and was left very underwhelmed. I do not recall laughing even once; maybe I'm the Tinman?

Oct 17, 2012

One of the best 80's movies I've ever seen! I wish Hollywood still made teen movies like this one.

lasertravis Oct 13, 2012

Iconic 80's Teen romantic comedy. Has enough heart to balance out its sillyness. Well written and acted. I'll always have a soft spot for it.

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Apr 26, 2012

Diane Court: "Nobody thinks it will work, do they?" Lloyd Dobler: "No. You just described every great success story."

Apr 26, 2012

Lloyd Dobler: "She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen."

Apr 26, 2012

Lloyd Dobler: "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

Apr 26, 2012

Lloyd Dobler: "What I really want to do with my life - what I want to do for a living... is I want to be with your daughter. I'm good at it."

Apr 26, 2012

Jim Court: "You're not a permanent part of her life. You're a distraction." Lloyd Dobler: "I'm the distraction that's going with her to England, sir."


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nadian Dec 12, 2009

Coarse Language: Few words

nadian Dec 12, 2009

Violence: Some violence relating to kick-boxing.

nadian Dec 12, 2009

Sexual Content: Suggestive scenes and sexual language.

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Jan 12, 2014

ElainaL thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

nadian Dec 12, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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